Sunday, March 26, 2017

Crown Agents USA, Inc,Special Policy/Institutional Development Specialist Jobs in Rwanda

Closing date: 08 Apr 2017
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Senior Policy/Institutional Development Specialist for the USAID/Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSDAG) located in Rwanda.
Crown Agents USA
We are change agents for greater global prosperity, delivering practical innovations in economic governance and trade; humanitari
an solutions and food security, health systems, monitoring, evaluation, and learning; and, supply chain as a partner of the US Government.
As a subsidiary of Crown Agents Limited, we leverage the expertise, resources, and network amassed from over 180 years of international development experience. Crown Agents works in 100+ countries, with on-the-ground presence in more than 35 and 13 permanent corporate offices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We are wholly owned by a nonprofit foundation, allowing us to combine corporate agility with a commitment to reinvesting our profits in transforming lives.
Located in Washington, DC and incorporated in 1998, Crown Agents USA provides technical assistance and support to clients such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.S. Department of State (DoS), and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).
Project Description
The Rwanda Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSDAG) is a five-year Feed the Future project funded by USAID and implemented by RTI International. The project was created in line with Government of Rwanda (GoR) targets and aims to develop a strategic partnership between the Rwandan public and private sectors to improve the conditions for investment mobilization and to create more economic opportunity for smallholder farmers through increased value chain market integration. The project’s principle objectives include:
· Objective 1: Assisting the Government of Rwandan (GoR) to Attract and Increase Private Sector Investment
· Objective 2: Facilitating Increased Private Sector Investment by Upgrading Agricultural Value Chains
Objective I will include the development and implementation of a clear roadmap for attracting and supporting private investment, including clear definition of roles and responsibilities within the GoR to improve the enabling environment and work with potential investors from their expression of investment interest to the implementation of the investment.
Specific Responsibilities
The SPIDS will be responsible for overseeing the following activities in support of PSDAG:
· Lead PSDAG contributions to and support of GoR development and implementation of a private sector agriculture and agribusiness investment framework.
· Lead PSDAG contributions that enhance dialogue and interaction between GoR agencies and national and international agribusiness investment stakeholders. Ensure effective support to existing public-private dialogue processes that bolster interaction between Rwandan private and public sectors.
· Lead coordination and collaboration with GoR agency stakeholders with agricultural development and agribusiness investment promotion mandates to formally define and agree upon their investment framework roles, responsibilities, procedures and time frames. Lead PSDAG contributions to the publication of a GoR approved investment framework to guide public and private sector efforts to increase investment in agriculture and agribusiness.
· Lead PSDAG support to the incorporation of the investment framework into RDB, MINAGRI, MINICOM, and other national and provincial agency agriculture and agribusiness investment promotion policies, guidelines and implementation plans.
· Lead PSDAG contributions to the analysis of policy and regulatory constraints to agriculture and agribusiness investment profitability, competitiveness and attractiveness.
· Lead PSDAG identification, evaluation and pursuit of strategic and operational partnering opportunities with GoR agencies, private firms, donor agencies and donor funded projects and activities in achieving PSDAG objectives.
· Lead PSDAG Objective 1 team contributions to annual work plans, monthly, quarterly and annual reports, discreet analytical documents, performance monitoring, presentations, success stories and other strategic and operational reporting.
· Supervise and develop the professional capacity of PSDAG’s Objective 1 team. Successfully represent PSDAG to GoR officials, PSDAG stakeholders and USAID/Rwanda.
· Other tasks as assigned by the PSDAG Chief of Party.
· Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Quantitative Social Science, Agribusiness, Business Administration or other relevant degree.
· Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
· Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in agricultural development, agribusiness, trade and investment, or any combination thereof is required. Previous investment framework development experience is highly desirable.
· Experience working with host country public agencies and ministries as well as with private sector advocacy organizations.
· Demonstrated experience in policy reform process facilitation, public-private dialogue and stakeholder coalition building.
· Experience with policy research, policy advocacy coordination and support to public and private business and civil society organizations.
· Experience and familiarity with agricultural development strategies and policy issues in Africa.
· Proven experience in project and staff management.
Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.
Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
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